Would you buy a Touch-Screen iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FF_productions, May 21, 2007.

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Would you buy a Touch-Screen iMac

Poll closed Jul 20, 2007.
  1. Yes!

    31 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. No!

    71 vote(s)
    40.3%
  3. Maybe, it depends (design, price, etc)

    74 vote(s)
    42.0%
  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    #1
    With all this talk about Touch Screen, I decided to make a poll about the interest of Multi-Touch and how it will be integrated with Leopard.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I think they'll wait a little while on this...wait until we are used to using it on our iPhones and iPods before they expect us to use it on a larger scale where are weak little arms get tired. If they don't wait, I hope they at least give us a month and an exercise guide to get us up to speed. I think they'll built it into Leopard, but I'm not sure we'll see it in hardware this year.
     
  3. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well considering Leopard is coming out in October, I'm sure we'll have enough time to get used to Touch Screen Interfaces with the iPhone.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    If it could drive a 30'' external display, I'd be all over a Multitouch iMac.
     
  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Except the iMac is a consumer level product and the iPhone is more of a Pro level phone (price wise)...I don't see them throwing that tech (which presumedly would increase the cost) into the consumer level machines right away. I think they are more likely to introduce the iPhone, then the multi-touch iPod, then perhaps add it as an option on the Cinema Displays and to the MacBook Pro before they introduce it on the consumer level. They'll use the higher-end products to subsidize the R&D costs while slowly introducing these new behaviors into our lives.

    I'd love to be wrong though.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I would not buy one because I don't like the all in one computers. I might buy a touch screen MacBook Pro though, if it came out by the time I graduate from High School in 2008.
     
  7. Cormier6083 macrumors regular

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  8. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    I have this toughbook panasonic that has a touch screen on it. I don't care for it. I am sure Apple would design something far better. For now if I try using it, I fat finger everything.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  10. ascender macrumors 68020

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    I just don't see what a touchscreen iMac would have to offer me, let alone how it will work in practice on a desktop machine like the iMac.
     
  11. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Not something I'd be interested in at this point. Maybe I'll have changed my mind in a few years?
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    I agree with this comment. A small touchscreen tablet is one thing but a 17"/20"/24" touchscreen iMac? In retail, yes, but I don't see any practical use for it for the consumer market.
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    Only if it was extremely large and wedge-shaped.
     
  14. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    no i have no use for one, i would rather spend the money on a larger monitor (30 is good) :D
     
  15. RRK macrumors 6502

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    As if having multi-touch would force you to use it. Why would any of you vote against having more options? Its like saying I would never buy a iMac with a remote control because I don't think I would use it much.
     
  16. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Your right, it wouldn't force me to use it, but it would compel people to get there greasy fingers all over my screen. Which drives me nuts! :mad: :eek:
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

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    I've hardly ever used mine.
     
  18. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Yet you still bought the computer, what a waste. ;)
     
  19. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I would buy an iMac with a touch panel if it was the only one they offered, and it still had a keyboard included. We aren't ready to give up the KB+M just yet. Besides, I don't really want to be touching my display all the time.
     
  20. 7on macrumors 601

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    sigh, you an still use a touch screen imac as a regular computer with a mouse...

    It's obvious that touch screens will take the place as mice. It directly makes the computer more tangible as an object.
     
  21. dcv macrumors G3

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    Is it?

    Right now I'm sitting at work with papers on my desk in the space in front of my keyboard and monitor. If I had to touch the screen rather than use a mouse I'd have to move the monitor a lot further forward or my arms would start to ache. I'd then lose valuable working space on my desk. I can see some benefits of having a touchscreen but don't quite see it replacing "normal" (as we currently know them) methods of using a computer... yet!
     
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  23. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    I would be tempted but I woudln't pay more for it. It would have to have a keyboard and mouse though.

    I have a horrible feeling that the screen would get dirty and gresy very fast!
     
  24. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Oooh - sounds great. Do you have any pictures ;) :p

    Back to reality - I wouldn't rule it out completely, but at the moment I can't see a compelling reason for me to buy a touch screen.
     
  25. richkent72 macrumors regular

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    I really can't see why most people would want a touch screen on a desk top computer. My arms would need to stretch by a couple of feet to reach and I would need to wear gloves at all times to prevent finger marks all over the place. As computers are increasingly used for home cinema/TV the need is even less as the screen is further away still and finger marks even less desirable.
     

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